Watkins Glen State Park


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Watkins Glen State Park


Location:In Watkins Glen, off Route 14.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites, showers, picnic area (é), picnic pavilions, food, hiking trails, swimming pool (é), bathhouse, playground, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, recreation and nature programs, gorge tours.
Special Features:The most famous of the Finger Lakes state parks, Watkins Glen is known for its scenic beauty. In the course of just two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its way. The gorge trail winds under and behind waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade.
Address:PO Box 304
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Phone:607-535-4511
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=105
Size: 776 acres.

See other parks in New York.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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For getting back to nature, not much can equal the scenery provided by the 19 waterfalls that grace Watkins Glen State Park. Several different routes lead to the gorge trail, which offers the best views of these waterfalls.
Farther east, Watkins Glen State Park contains the first of the major gorges encountered on the trail.